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Dr. Mary Dwyer

President and CEO, IES Abroad (The Institute for the International Education of Students)
Founder and Chair of the Board, The Forum on Education Abroad
Dr. Mary Dwyer

Dr. Dwyer is the President and CEO of IES Abroad, the largest and most reputable not-for-profit study abroad organization in the US. IES Abroad operates more than 90 programs in 33 locations worldwide to over 5,500 US undergraduates per year.

Previously, Dr. Dwyer was a faculty member at the College of Medicine and the Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was awarded over $4.5 million in research support. During the past 30 years, Dr. Dwyer has consulted for numerous US and international foundations, ministries of health/education and the World Health Organization across 20 countries. Currently, she serves as Board Chair for The Forum on Education Abroad, and serves on the Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation Board. She served on the non-partisan Abraham Lincoln Congressional Commission on Study Abroad which has resulted in legislation.

Dr. Dwyer holds a B.A. from Mundelein College and an M.Ed. and a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Illinois.

Dr. Tim Flood

Assistant Professor of Management and Corporate Communication, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
Dr. Timothy Flood

Tim Flood teaches several courses on presentation skills, global communication, business writing, U.S. language and culture for international and exchange students, and segments of the Communication, Leadership and Career Management series. Dr. Flood is the author of MBA Fundamentals: Business Writing (Kaplan Press, 2008). He also edited The Rhetorical Dimensions of Cyberspace with Beth Baldwin (1997). His research interests include the roles of media and technology in both interpersonal and corporate communication, and cross-cultural communication and global cultural fluency in business.

He has consulted with the World Bank/IFC and Egyptian Institute of Directors on issues of corporate governance and educational outreach, and has led study trips to businesses in Egypt and Turkey. Prior to joining UNC Kenan-Flagler, Dr. Flood worked as a solutions consultant for Vanguard Cellular Systems (now part of AT&T Wireless). Dr. Flood received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, his MA from Texas A&M University and his BA from the University of Maryland.

Dr. David Livermore

Senior Research Consultant, Cultural Intelligence Center
Dr. David Livermore

David Livermore is the executive director of the Global Learning Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In addition, Dave is a visiting research fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and a senior research consultant with the Cultural Intelligence Center in East Lansing, Michigan. Dave has done training and consulting with leaders in 75 countries across the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe.

Dave has authored several books, including the award-winning title, Serving With Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short-Term Missions with Cultural Intelligence and the newly released book, Cultural Intelligence: Improving your CQ to Engage our Multicultural World as well as numerous articles and training manuals. His next book, Leading with Cultural Intelligence: The New Secret to Success applies cultural intelligence to global executives. Dave draws upon credible research and scholarship and makes it accessible to practitioners. He has been interviewed and referenced by major news sources such as Atlantic Monthly, CBS News, Christian Post, Christian Science Monitor, Christianity Today, The New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.

Murray E. Morgan

Coordinator, International Business Management, Fanshawe College, London, Ontario, Canada
Murray E. Morgan

Murray E. Morgan, FIBP*, is Coordinator of the International Business Management Program at Fanshawe College, in London, Ontario, Canada. He acquired extensive international marketing, strategic planning and business development experience with blue chip corporations in over forty countries on six continents. His career has included senior positions in consumer products, distribution, business-to-business and service industries.

He has served on boards for causes including healthcare, education, tourism, heritage and economic development. As Founder and President of Corporate Communities Consulting, he works to synergistically combine organizations from multiple sectors of business and society to create social and shareholder value.

His passion is to create win-win partnerships to build international trade and a positive global impact. He has been linking international business students with export-oriented SMEs to spur innovation and community economic development. He has delivered presentations on these themes to national and international conferences in North America and Europe.

The International program at Fanshawe has attracted students from China, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Turkey, Japan, India, Mauritius and beyond. The College has forged relationships with European universities to facilitate student exchange and study-abroad programs.

* FITT International Business Professional – (FIBP) is the international designation of the Forum for International Trade Training

Angie Carter

Program Coordinator, University of Texas at Austin CIBER
Angie Carter

Angie manages the CIBER Summer Study Abroad Programs and the BBA Global Business Program. She is responsible for program strategic development, implementation, and assessment. Before joining the CIBER team in 2008, Angie worked for the University of Texas Study Abroad Office where she advised students and coordinated faculty-led study abroad programs with departments across the UT campus.

Angie holds a Masters in Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and French from the University of Iowa. Her stories and essays have been published in national literary journals and many are inspired by experiences abroad and returning home. She first studied abroad on a faculty-led summer program in Lyon, France. Later she returned to France to live with host family while studying at the Université Paul-Valéry in Montpellier for one year. She has traveled throughout Europe and speaks French.

James Hoadley

Associate Director, Georgia Tech CIBER
James Hoadley

James Hoadley brings extensive personal experience to the Georgia Tech CIBER. He lived in Japan for nearly eight years, where he worked for Seiko Epson Corporation. He also worked as Human Resources manager for a Japanese-owned auto parts supplier in South Carolina before coming to Georgia Tech. He has an MBA from Georgia Tech and a graduate diploma in foreign language teaching and B.A. in international studies from the University of South Carolina. He is fluent in Japanese.

Brad Farnsworth

Director, University of Michigan Center for International Business Education (CIBE)
Brad Farnsworth

Brad Farnsworth is director of the Center for International Business Education (CIBE) at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. The Center’s programs include faculty research grants, foreign language courses, study abroad, collaboration with other business schools, executive training programs, student internships, and consulting projects.

In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Brad teaches courses on international management, the world economy, business in China, and globalization to MBAs, undergraduates, and executives. He has consulted with companies doing business in China, working primarily with the automotive industry. He serves on a number of advisory boards.

Before coming to Michigan in 1991, he served for nine years as associate director of the Yale-China Association, a century-old educational organization based at Yale University. During that time he developed one of the first management training programs with foreign cooperation in mainland China.

He holds masters degrees in international business and Chinese studies from Washington University in St. Louis, both awarded in 1981. Brad can be reached at bradleyd@umich.edu.

Dr. Michael Vande Berg

Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officer, CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange
Dr. Michael Vande Berg

Michael Vande Berg is Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), a leading not-for-profit international exchange organization. Operating 122 study abroad programs in 41 countries, CIEE annually sends more than 5,000 undergraduates abroad and sponsors two-dozen faculty-development programs.

Prior to coming to CIEE, Vande Berg held international education leadership positions at several institutions: Georgetown University, Michigan State University, Kalamazoo College and the Instituto International in Madrid. He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A founding and current Board member of the Forum on Education Abroad, he has authored a wide range of publications on international education topics. He has been the Principal Investigator of several study abroad research projects, including the federally-funded “Georgetown Consortium Study,” and he has served as outside consultant and evaluator for several other major studies. A member of the faculty of the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, he is frequently invited to speak with faculty and staff about education abroad topics, and to lead teaching/learning workshops, in the U.S. and abroad.

Dr. Linda S. Gross

Associate Director, Career Services Network, Michigan State University
Dr. Linda S. Gross

Dr. Linda Gross currently serves as an associate director for the Career Services Network at Michigan State University and as director of Freshman Seminar Initiatives for the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education. Dr. Gross regularly conducts unpacking workshops and reflective learning exercises to help students articulate their skills and experiences effectively for recruiters. She encourages students challenge their assumptions, encourage their inquisitiveness, and develop their understanding of what it means to be a scholar and young professional. Her work coordinating freshman seminar initiatives (on-campus, away, and abroad) is about inspiring students at the very beginning of their academic journey to expand their perspectives on learning and global competencies. She continues to challenge herself through her own teaching roles, most recently as faculty member for a freshman seminar abroad program in Ireland. Her past experience includes ten years with Multicultural Business Programs in the Eli Broad College of Business and professional association leadership roles. Her work in unpacking and translating student study abroad experiences with Drs. Gardner and Steglitz has been published as a CERI brief and the AAC&U Peer Review, as well as presented at The Forum on Education Abroad and NAFSA. Dr. Gross has presented at the Global International Internship Congress in Germany and Mexico.

Dr. Phil Gardner

Director, Collegiate Employment Research Institute, Michigan State University
Dr. Phil Gardner

Philip D. Gardner is Director of Research for the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University. Dr. Gardner has been with MSU for 25 years after receiving degrees from Whitman College (BA in Chemistry) and Michigan State University (Ph.D. in Economics/Public Policy). His major areas of research include the transition from college to work, early socialization and career progression in the workplace, workforce readiness, and other areas related to college student studies. MSU’s nationally recognized annual college labor market study is done under his direction each fall. He is currently editor of the Journal of Cooperative Education and Internships. In the spring of 2009 he served as a Fulbright specialist to New Zealand on work-integrated learning.

Dr. Inge Steglitz

Assistant Director, Office of Study Abroad, Michigan State University
Dr. Inge Steglitz

Dr. Inge Steglitz, a native of Germany, has been engaged in international education for over 25 years. She has worked and taught at a number of U.S. institutions, including the University of Minnesota and Oakland University, as well as at the University of Osnabrück in Germany. She currently serves as assistant director in Michigan State University's Office of Study Abroad where she directs Freshman Seminars Abroad, curriculum integration, and academic outreach. She has developed and teaches a credit-bearing course on "Cultural Difference and Study Abroad" and has taught other courses on topics ranging from linguistics to globalization. Active in the national leadership of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, she encourages the transfer of relevant theory and research to education abroad practice so as to enhance program quality and student learning. In her research, Dr. Steglitz has focused on the impact of study abroad experiences on students' cognitive development.